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What Is Rightly Dividing The Word

Why did Paul tell Timothy to rightly divide?

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Jesus instructs us to identify Paul as our pattern (1 Tim 1:16, 1 Cor 4:16, 1 Cor 11:1). A failure to operate according to the Lords revelations to Paul often leads to frustration with denominational traditions.
The church is not a kingdom or a nation. Being seated in heavenly places is not the kingdom of heaven come to earth (Eph 2:6, Mat 6:10).
[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please
---michael_e on 10/18/21

Acts 1:6-7 tell us God did not "then" restoring the Kingdom to Israel. There IS NO OTHER KINGDOM in scripture. So Michael_e has created ANOTHER KINGDOM that began and ended in Acts 1-13, but hasn't given a good explication as to WHERE THESE from Acts 1-13 are? He says they have to WAIT for forgivness until the Kingdom starts up again. NO OT PROPHECY remotely suggests a Kingdom will start and abruptly end because Paul came along. Where are those souls now? Because OT SAINTS before the Law or promise of another Kingdom ARE SAVED, FORGIVEN, AND IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW. HEBREWS 11-12. So why do those from Acts 1-13 have to wait?

Michael_e makes statements NOT IN SCRIPTURE, and then when asked for BCV, he changes the subject.
---kathr4453 on 10/18/21

Michael_e , actually you are wrong. Not only do I make a distinction between THE NATION OF ISRAEL and God's Promises to them, and the Church being a total different entity, and not only had the Lord clearly taught me THE MYSTERY, HE also taught me right from Acts 1:6-7 that was Rightly DIVIDED from Acts 13 that the promise TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL had not begun, not until Isaiah 14 is fulfilled, we see happened in 1948, not 34ad, that Zechariah 12-14 also has to come to pass before any OTHER GOSPEL of the Kingdom is preached. The Lord thoroughly establishing me in those truths have clearly debunked YOUR THEORY Bullenger never grasped. A good bible student listens to the Lord and not Billingerism, Ironside called Satan.
---kathr4453 on 10/18/21

While most Bible students make the most important division in the Bible to be between Israel and the Church or the Old and New Testaments, mid-Acts Bible study teaches the most important distinction in your Bible to be the right division between Gods Mystery purpose, kept secret since the world began, and Gods Prophecy purpose, which had been spoken since the world began (Acts 3:19-21 vs. Rom 16:25).
Understanding the mystery of Christ revealed to Paul for us clears up the theological confusion created by blending Prophecy and Mystery doctrines.

[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please
---michael_e on 10/17/21

2 Timothy say nothing about the mystery or 2 Gospels. He was talking about false teachers. We who don't believe in hyper-dispensationalism also believe we too have rightly divided the work of truth, so wearing out the verse as if it proves your doctrine is not necessary or working.

Paul discussed the Covenant with Abraham and the New Covenant. Abraham was given 2 promises.... One concerning Isaac, and one concerning Jacob. IN ISAAC WILL THY SEED BE CALLED, NOT SEEDS. THE SEED IS CHRIST. Those who have a heavenly calling. Abraham looked for a city who's builder and maker is God. THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM. .It's verses like this YOU overlook or make up something to explain away. Your explaining away creates more issues you won't address.
---kathr4453 on 10/17/21

Of course 2 Tim 2:15 isn't magical, but it's as as God inspired as any verse and absolutely necessary to understand God's Word.
As for not answering questions
[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please
---michael_e on 10/17/21

2 Timothy 2:15 is not some sort of magic verse that proves whoever constantly uses it is automatically correct and no one else. As if you are the only one RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH is arrogant.

Bottom line , Hyper-dispensationalism has been debunked as a false doctrine.

We can go round and round here till the cows come home. Michael_e has avoided some very good questions and scripture.

He sees only through the eyes of Bullinger.

We'll just have to agree to disagree. As a Jew, I see and understand things differently.

To say the Church is not under the Everlasting Covenant is the final deal breaker here for me. It shows Michael_e is not grounded in scripture.
---kathr4453 on 10/16/21

Michael_e, Just because each dispensation has more knowledge then the last shows no evidence faith changed. As I read the great chapter of Faith in Hebrews 11, I find no evidence of your Doctrine.

Is your idea of rightly dividing different than others? Do you mean to divide Israel from Gentiles? If so explain Ephesians where God broke down the middle wall between us making one new man. You want to divide, causing division. You confuse Jews with the Nation. The Nation was scattered. Only since 1948 has the Nation of Israel begun to come together. So your idea of Acts 1-13 that the Nation of Israel was coming into it's promises is not true.
---Samuel on 10/17/21

Dispensationalism teaches a false division. Covenant Theolog teaches the true division. We are to understand what comes to us from the Old Covenant and that the New Covenant is the body we are to follow. So we need to use the New Testament to understand the old. The Old gives us insight on the new.
---Samuelbb7 on 10/17/21

We are living in the dispensation of Gods grace where Jesus gave instructions to the Paul that are more excellent for us than the instructions in other dispensations (Phil 1:10, Eph 3:2) .

Jesus instructions to Paul revealed a mystery not known before in other ages (Col 1:26, Eph 3:5). This dispensation of Gods instructions was the last given and must be rightly divided from the others (1 Cor 15:8).

A failure to rightly divide the mystery information given to Paul (Rom 16:25) from the prophecy (Acts 3:21) given to Gods prophets since the world began produces doctrinal confusion (2 Tim 2:7).

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15).
---michael_e on 10/16/21

And right before that Paul was telling Timothy that some were preaching the resurrection had taken place. Nothing about 2 Gospels in question. Was Peter preaching the resurrection had happened....not the resurrection of Jesus, but the first resurrection , subverting the faith of many?

The 2 Gospels, reminds me of the 2 House theory going on here as well. One says only Gentiles were forgiven and saved, the othere says only the House of Judah and the house of Israel were saved. I wonder why these two don't debate each other here. Trav has popped in, but says nothing, I guess finding more humor in attacking Strongaxe than defending his position. Interesting. Or is Trav just a coward to debate Michael_e? Or just a Troll?
---kathr4453 on 10/16/21

The necessary division for proper interpretation of the Bible isn't between the OT and New, as if one was for Israel and the other for the Church. Neither testament speaks to the mystery of the Church, the BoC.
The division to make is between both testaments (subjects of prophecy to Israel) and the Church (the subject of the mystery).

Rightly dividing the NT from the Church separates mid-Acts Pauline dispensationalists from other dispensational or covenant teaching.
Instead of interpreting the OT by the New, or the New by the Old, we interpret the entire Bible by what is prophecy and what is mystery, what is earthly, and what is heavenly. These are the necessary divisions that remove the confusion of so-called Christian scholars.
---michael_e on 10/16/21

(2 Tim 2:14) there were contentions about words from God that subverted the hearers and destroyed their faith.
Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel 2 Tim 2:7-8
Remember Paul was appointed the preacher, apostle, and teacher of the Gentiles, and were to continue in what they learned from him ( 2 Tim 1:11-13).
Pauls gospel gives full explanation for the purpose of Christs death and resurrection, which was hidden since the world began, but had been appointed to Paul to preach.
He tells Timothy to rightly divide apparently, as some here do, there was wrong division
---michael_e on 10/15/21

Heb 1:1"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets."
Referring to OT
James 1:1 "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting." the moderator of the Jerusalem Counsel Gal 2, Acts 15. We see who his audience is
1 Peter 1:1 "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia." Who were these strangers? Acts 8:1 tells you.
These Jewish epistles were written to Jewish believers.
They are not for our doctrine but for our learning Rom 15:4
---michael_e on 10/15/21

We need The Holy Spirit, OUR TEACHER to guide us. There's an interesting verse " After you have suffered awhile , God will establish, strengthen and settle you." This is center to our growth and maturity. We are exercised to discern both good and evil, truth from lies. So there is so much more than just studying here. There is hands on, rubber meets the road trials and testings of our faith, that establishes us in TRUTH.

Our sufferings conform us to His image through having His TRUTH WROUGHT IN US. Paul experienced this...."wrought" which means to beat. It's a painful process. It separates those of head KNOWLEGDE only from the real Christian. James Epistle is important to understanding this process.
---kathr4453 on 10/15/21

This is true of all epistles from Peter, Paul, James, John etc. What I have been saying for the last 20 years here.

So cherry picking is OUT. Let's stay with that thought when cherry picking.

---kathr4453 on 10/14/21

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Rightly dividing the word of truth comes with a tremendous advantage.
The advantage of right division is knowing Gods will for His church.
Having the Bible is not profitable unless you know how to use it. The church that does not rightly divide the scriptures is at a great disadvantage.
What was once unknown may now be known (Col 1:26).
What was once the Lords instructions can cause irreparable harm to the church if not rightly divided (Luke 12:33 vs 2 Thess 3:10).
How does the Bible believing Christian believe every word of the Bible if there are apparent contradictions and confusions?
Without right division, the sincere Christian faces a dilemma.
---michael_e on 10/14/21

When reading (1 Timothy) we must remember it is a letter, a letter written to single person. In order to understand the middle portion of this letter, we must read the entire letter to understand the context.

Imagine having a 15 page letter, written to someone else. Wouldn't it be hard to understand the context of the letter if you only had one page of that letter?

If you read the entire letter you can understand what Paul was talking about. In the first chapter of the letter you can see teachers were still mixing the Law of Moses in with the Law of Christ. Just as they were in (Acts 15).
---David on 10/14/21


Dispensation of Gods grace kept secret since the world began (Rom 16:25)

SORRY AGAIN, ROMANS 16:25 Say no such thing. You have injected either mis-information, or DIS-information for the purpose of promoting a false doctrine.

This is not RIGHTLY dividing the word of truth. This is dishonestly injecting YOUR beliefs into Gods Word.

You blew it Michael_e. You lied. You've added to and taken away from the Word of God. BAD MOVE.

Colossians 1:24-27 clearly tell us THE MYSTERY. CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY.
---kathr4453 on 10/14/21

Pauls command to rightly divide the word of truth was intended to rescue men from subversion, by putting them in remembrance.
(2 Tim 2:14)
Remembrance of what? Apparently remembrance of Pauls gospel.
Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel 2 Tim 2:7-8
They were to remember that Paul was appointed the preacher, apostle, and teacher of the Gentiles, and were to continue in what they learned from him ( 2 Tim 1:11-13).
---michael_e on 10/13/21

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Some here believe in sinless perfection and that it can be humanly achieved through confessing sin until you've confessed all, then becoming sinless SO THAT you have a CHANCE at being chosen by God for salvation . They claim it's right in scripture, however it is not. WOF doesn't rightly divide , they use OT earthly blessings given Israel under the OT for obedience.

The differences between Law and Grace are vast. Yet Gentiles today think promises exclusively to Israel are to them. One being America is now God's NEW CHOSEN PEOPLE and new Chosen land. No such scripture has ever stated this nonsense. Or there being two gospels, again not in scripture. A dispensation is NOT a Gospel. That may be what is confusing some here.
---kathr4453 on 10/12/21

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